Essay about From Farming to "The Man in Black"

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This paper goes deep into Johnny Cash’s life; finding out who he was and where he went with his life. Johnny Cash has been very successful with his singing career. Starting at age 4 by singing with his family on the front porch to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965 and also winning a number of awards. Johnny Cash came from a long line of musicians and singers, whether they were professional or not. Cash’s main source of encouragement and inspiration is his mother, Carrie Cash. Cash didn’t have a perfect life, but with help he overcame the struggles he had. Johnny Cash’s life upshot was phenomenal. “A person knows when it just seems to feel right to them. Listen to your heart”: Words spoken by the man in black…show more content…
But having the relentlessness attitude, he went back and sat on the steps until Sam Phillips would listen to his song (4). Phillips must have seen the diligence Cash had because Phillips finally let him in and listened to the song “Hey, Porter”. Phillips liked the song but wanted another song that had a more sentimental tone. Cash, with his hard-working spirit, went home that night to write the famously known song: “Cry, Cry, Cry” (5). This was the beginning of his long career. He had the amazing opportunity to tour with Elvis Presley around the southern states, along with other musicians (3).The song “Cry, Cry, Cry” became a hit on the Billboards Top 20 at number 14. Along with that, two more songs followed to the top 10. But then there was the sensational song, the song that everybody knows: “I Walk the Line”. This song was like a surge and became number one on the Billboards Top 20 for a remarkable 44 weeks. After this Cash’s career sky rocketed. He got invited to the Grand Ole Opry in 1956, which was a colossal event in Cash’s life. He then switched from Sun to Columbia Records, which was located in California. Cash then took himself and his family to move closer to the recording studio in California. Although he sold over 6 million records he switched so he could be more open with his musical style (5). Over the next decade he created many songs that hit the record charts and appeared on many television shows. Mid 1960’s Johnny Cash broke down mentally,
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